Masking Fluid Christmas Collage 2

Masking fluid Christmas collage

Here ends a week of Christmas cards made using masking fluid to create falling snow. I really enjoy this technique and I hope you will too when you get a chance to try it out.  I would love to see what you create as I’m sure others would too so I have created a link up below where you can share your creations. It will be open for two weeks.

To create this one I stamped music background and winter scroll first, before I placed any masks. Then I positioned the first hill mask and sponged the blue and grey sky and added some background trees. I then repositioned the mask to create a snowbank, added a tree, removed the mask, stamped a foreground tree.and added a bit more sponging. I did add a bit of black on the foreground tree for extra definition but I don’t really like it so I wouldn’t bother next time. If that description is a bit rushed check out my tutorial where I go into way more detail.

I hope to post my last few Christmas cards in the next two days and some gingerbread creations too.


Stamps:  Letter Background,  Winter ScrollSilent Night, Before the Snow (PB)
Inks: Memento Pistachio,London Fog, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid

13 Comments on “Masking Fluid Christmas Collage 2”

  1. Mary H. says:

    Beautiful, and so realistic. Actually, I DO like the black on your foreground tree. Seems to give more depth to the tree, ?maybe? I just know I like it! Thanks for sharing how you did this. I’m giving it a try. Will be away for 2 wks, so won’t be able to share your link. Maybe if you do this again???You are inspiring me so much with this sponging technique. It’s so very pretty. Merry Christmas

  2. Heather,

    This is extraordinary, which I have come to expect from you. I want to take this time to thank you. I am a very new card maker and you have not only inspired me, but have been so kind and generous in answering my questions and providing video tutorials. I appreciate it so much and hope some day to be able to create such beautiful cards.

    May you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

  3. Pai says:

    your cards are just stunning little pieces of art!

  4. Judy says:

    Your work is truly amazing, Heather–just beautiful! I can feel the snowy night when I look at your snowy scene.

  5. Alison says:

    Simply Stunning creation, love everything about this card

    Ali x

  6. Dianna says:

    Beautiful card!

  7. Erika N says:

    Every day your continue to amaze me with your winter cards. They are just gorgeous.

  8. Stunning card Heather, your art work is truly amazing. I’ve never been an “inky” person but this style is really tempting me and I may have to attempt this next year (after some shopping).
    Sarah xx

  9. Jan Castle says:

    Lovely card Heather! I know I say that a lot, but it is TRUE! Your work is amazing!
    Thank you too for the tutorial….will have to study that!
    Paper hugs,

  10. ND says:

    RJ says – “Oh! How I wish you were here.”

  11. Joanne Davis says:

    I just found your blog and signed up. I am AMAZED at your talent! Your snow scenes are so calm and serene…..a place to sit and relax! Thanks for sharing this technique!

  12. RosC says:

    This is lovely, Heather. I agree with you on the addition of black to the foreground tree. I wonder however, whether some white definition might work.
    Hope you had a happy Christmas, and look forward to sharing our work in 2013.

  13. Barbara Thomassen says:


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